Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
Mass of the Anointing
of the Sick
On Saturday morning, October 10th, St. Peter the Apostle Parish will celebrate a communal Anointing of the Sick during Mass at 11:00 a.m.
We particularly invite you as a member of the St. Peter’s parish family to consider participating and receiving the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
This sacrament may be received more than once and is for any person who has become ill and is in danger of subsequent sickness. We especially encourage the elderly to be candidates, but anyone facing major surgery, a serious illness, or anyone who has been afflicted for a long time is invited to receive the sacrament.
Lunch will be served in the Parish Center immediately following the Mass.
To help us prepare, please fill out the quick online RSVP form to let us know you’re coming.
St. Martin’s Kitchen
Saturday, October 10: All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.
The Faith Formation office is hosting Jesse Manibusan for a concert on Saturday evening, October 17, 2015. Jesse is a Catholic lay evangelist who uses music, comedy and stories to connect with people. He is very much in demand around the country as a motivational speaker. Jesse’s uplifting message touches all generations. They would like to invite the entire parish. A donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is requested.
If you would like to attend please click on the RSVP Tab to let us know how many will be attending.
Please use the form below to RSVP. You can pay at the door. Thank you!
We’re excited about some of the discussions and trips we have coming up and hope you will consider joining us! Here’s what’s coming up:
Saturday, October 10th: Trip to Catholic Underground NYC, an event on the Upper East Side featuring Eucharistic Adoration and live music. More info at: www.catholicunderground.net. We will depart from St. Peters at 4:30 PM celebrate mass at Our Lady of Good Council in NYC, grab some pizza, and then head back to OLGC for Catholic Underground. Approximate return time is 11-11:30 PM. All are welcome to join this great experience.
Sunday, October 18th: Youth Group meeting, a discussion on drinking
Sunday, October 25th: YES mass at 11am; and Youth Ministry Halloween Trip!
SAVE THE DATE:
The weekend of Saturday, April 30th – Sunday, May 1st will be our second annual Journey Retreat! Keep this weekend open for a great experience with great friends.
As always, we hope you drop by and see us! We are open for all high-school aged teenagers and meet (almost) every Sunday from 7pm – 9pm in the Youth Room, just past the Parish Center. Hope to see you soon!
Nick & Elizabeth
Fair Trade Work of
Human Hands Sale
The annual Work of Human Hands sale will be held the weekend of Oct 31-Nov 1 after all the masses. Fair Trade sales benefit artisans and crafters from over 30 countries to lift themselves out of poverty and improve their lives. All proceeds go directly to the artisans.
The sale will include an assortment of Fair Trade beautifully hand crafted items/products from around the world. Supporting this sale is a way to put Pope Francis’s challenge to us all “to help the poor” into practice.
Please come do your Christmas shopping early and support this worthy cause. Hosted by Women’s Cornerstone Team XVII and XVIII.
Revitalizing Your Parish with
Small Christian Communities
Revitalizing your Parish with
Small Christian Communities!
Sister Donna L. Ciangio, OP
Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This workshop will help reinvigorate your Small Christian Community experience and further enhance your parish and ministry life. If you wish to expand your vision of SCC’s and Christianity, please make every effort to come. There is no fee for this event, but you will need to RSVP so we can prepare.
Come join the MOMS group on a trip to see Disney on Ice – 100 years of Magic at the Prudential Center November 19th at 10:30 a.m. Ticket prices are $20 per person, 2 years and under are free but must sit on the lap of an adult. Payment is due by October 19th. Please contact Megan Tankard at 201-956-8920 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stamp Out Despair
STAMP OUT DESPAIR OCTOBER 24/25
Almost within sight of the Statue of Liberty, there are over 2000 undocumented immigrants languishing in “detention” in Elizabeth and in our county jails, including the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack. Because they have no rights of due process, they are isolated and confined for indeterminate periods of time with severely restricted access to the outside world. Pope Francis has urged us to see immigrants not as numbers but as fellow human beings with faces and feelings like our own.
A major concern for these detainees is to have contact with family and friends. For many of them, such access is denied simply because they have no money to purchase stationery, stamped envelope or phone cards.
To assist these detainees, JustFaith Ministries will be collecting the following items in the Gathering Space the weekend of October 24-25:
• First Class Forever postal stamps (a dire need) • New large and small (#8 & #10) envelopes • Phone cards for detainees -$28.75 each (check to First Friends) • Monetary donations • Lined 8 1/2 X 11 lined paper • New blank two-pocket folders
Won’t you please help? Thank you.
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
All are welcome
St. Peter’s Quilters
Weekly on Tuesdays (Sept.-Nov.)
1:00-3:00 PM – Parish Center
St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM – School Meeting Room
Weekly on Thursdays (except 10/15)
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)
St. Peter Academy News
Gift Basket Donations Needed
St. Peter Academy Tricky Tray Gift Basket Donations Needed
St. Peter Academy is hosting its 2nd Annual Tricky Tray Raffle and Dinner on February 4, 2016. We are looking for tax deductible prize donations of gifts, services, gift cards, etc. which can be dropped off at the school or picked up at your home. We will happily promote your business! We are also in need of baskets, picture frames, ribbon and tape to make the prize baskets. Your consideration is greatly appreciated as we try to make this year’s event another great success for the school. A gift of $50 or greater will earn you a Grand Prize raffle ticket to be used at the Tricky Tray. Please contact Kristen Kajiwara at 414-702-5282 or at email@example.com for more information. Thank you!
Adopt a Student Fund
Give the Gift of a Catholic Education
A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.
Outside St. Peter’s
Catholic H.S. Open Houses
Oct. 14: Bergen Goes to Broadway
Oct. 16-18: Retreat: Serious Illness
Oct. 17: Special Noon Mass
Oct. 24: Praying with St. Teresa of Avila
Oct 23-25: Vocation Discernment Retreat
Nov. 1: Annual Sr. Sisters' Sale
Nov. 9-18: Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage
Dec. 5-12: Catholic Caribbean Cruise
July '16: Catholic Cruise Alaskan Explorer
Catholic Cruise Alaskan Explorer with Glacier Bay
Come and sail away on a 7 Night Alaskan Explorer with Glacier Bay Cruise with Fr. William Gold July 23rd – July 30th, 2016 on Holland America’s Westerdam out of Seattle, Washington– Ports of Call: Juneau, Alaska • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park • Sitka, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • Victoria, British Columbia. Prices begin at $2677 for two passengers which includes all port fees and taxes. Daily Mass offered. Deposits of only $350 per person will reserve your cabin. Space is limited. For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785/ Doug@CatholicCruisesandTours.com.